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Hearing set for Hollywood sex abuse lawyer change
HONOLULU (AP) — A court hearing in Honolulu has been scheduled for lawyers who want out of a case accusing 'X-Men' director Bryan Singer of sex abuse.
George W. Bush writes book about father

former Presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. BushNEW YORK (AP) — His paintings made news worldwide, but it turns out that former President George W. Bush has been working on another, highly personal project since leaving the White House: He has quietly completed a biography of his father, former President George H.W. Bush.


Hijuelos novel posthumous release set for 2015

FILE - This Sept. 7, 2000 file photo shows author Oscar Hijuelos at a VIP reception at the Hispanic Heritage Awards in Washington. A novel completed by Pulitzer Prize winner Oscar Hijuelos shortly before his death will be published in the fall of 2015. (AP Photo/Stephen J. Boitano, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A novel completed by Pulitzer Prize winner Oscar Hijuelos shortly before his death last year will be published in the fall of 2015.


Contract dispute delays 'Big Bang' production

This publicity image released by CBS shows, from left, Kunal Nayyar, Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons and Simon Helberg in a scene from "The Big Bang Theory." Production on a new season of "The Big Bang Theory" is being delayed due to a contract dispute with its top actors. The Warner Brothers Television studio, which makes television's most popular comedy for CBS, said that Wednesday's scheduled first day of work after the summer hiatus has been postponed. The series is heading into its eighth season, and the studio is trying to hammer out new deals with actors Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar. (AP Photo/CBS, Monty Brinton, FIle)NEW YORK (AP) — Production on a new season of "The Big Bang Theory" is being delayed because of a contract dispute with its top actors.


Lollapalooza marks a decade in Chicago

FILE - This Aug. 4, 2013 file photo shows a Lollapalooza balloon at the Lollapalooza Festival in Grant Park in Chicago. Lollapalooza marks its 10th anniversary in Chicago when it opens for three days starting Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, with a lineup including Eminem, Outkast and Kings of Leon. Lollapalooza became the basis for the modern festival culture and circuit that has evolved since, including events like Bonnaroo, Coachella and a legion of smaller multi-day parties. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen, File)CHICAGO (AP) — Once the vagabond of the music festival and touring circuit, Lollapalooza marks its 10th anniversary in Chicago when it opens for three days starting Friday with a lineup including Eminem, Outkast and Kings of Leon.


Allison Williams headed skyward as NBC's Peter Pan

FILE - This May 5, 2014 file photo shows Allison Williams at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating "Charles James: Beyond Fashion," in New York. NBC announced Wednesday, July 30, that Williams will play the boy who refused to grow up in NBC's new staging of "Peter Pan Live!" The live telecast of this musical classic will air Dec. 4. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — NBC has picked its Peter Pan: high-flying "Girls" star Allison Williams.


Jesse Ventura's image and legal battles not over

former Minnesota Gov. Jesse VenturaMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura got the legal vindication he craved when a jury agreed he had been defamed in slain military sniper Chris Kyle's autobiography.


Fitz and The Tantrums headline US Open ceremony

This handout provided by the United States Tennis Association shows Noelle Scaggs, left, and Fitz, of Fitz and the Tantrums, posed on the observation deck of the Empire State Building in New York. Fitz and The Tantrums and 3 Winans Brothers will be the headlining acts for the opening ceremony at the U.S. Open tennis tournament, scheduled for Aug. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/USTA, Jennifer Pottheiser)NEW YORK (AP) — Fitz and The Tantrums and 3 Winans Brothers will be the headlining acts for the opening ceremony at the U.S. Open tennis tournament.


Killer of Kelsey Grammer's sister denied parole

This June 25, 2014 file photo shows actor Kelsey Grammer at the premiere of "Transformers: Age of Extinction" in New York. Grammer testified against the release of Freddie Glenn who is serving a life sentence for the first-degree murder of his sister Karen Elisa Grammer in 1975. Glenn was convicted of killing Karen Elisa Grammer after kidnapping her from a Colorado Springs Red Lobster restaurant where she worked in 1975. He also was convicted of killing two men in separate slayings. A prison spokeswoman said Wednesday, July 30, 2014 that Glenn’s parole request has been denied for now. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)DENVER (AP) — A man who raped and killed Kelsey Grammer's sister nearly 40 years ago has been denied parole after the actor testified against his release.


Veteran TV impresario Robert Halmi Sr. dies at 90

FILE - Executive producer Robert Halmi, Sr., of "Tin Man," is seen during the NBC Press Tour in this July 17, 2007 file photo taken in Beverly Hills, Calif. Halmi died Wednesday July 30, 2014 in his New York City home at 90, said spokesman Russ Patrick. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Prolific TV producer Robert Halmi, Sr., has died.